Be Bold, be Free, be Truthful. Brenda Ueland I used to think that if I achieved X or Y, then I would feel good about myself. If I achieved all my goals, I would have something to be confident about. If I was rich, I would be happy. Oh, that’s a classic one: If I… Continue reading Confidence Means Adding Everything and Subtracting Everything
Many people have great ideas. Many of those great ideas could be made into a book. HOWEVER. Many people don’t feel comfortable just sitting down and beginning to write that book. Are you such a person? Maybe? Admit it, you have a book idea. You’re smart, you’re capable. You could have endless conversations about your… Continue reading You Have A Nonfiction Book Idea. How to Begin Writing It?
Hey, check that out — whenever I want to, I can wiggle my fingertips. Wow. Cool! I’m making light of this but it’s funny how often I do actually lose track of the simple fact that I have a body. I am a writer. Yet I’m not just a bodiless mind or a writing machine.… Continue reading Writer’s Block? Remember That You Have A Body
What is a writing marathon? A writing marathon is a style of freewriting that lasts for two hours or more. To do a writing marathon, you simply need to write without stopping, maintaining the minimum pace of one letter per second. You can go faster, but you’re not allowed to stop. In short, a writing… Continue reading What can a writing marathon do for the average person?
1. Write in uninterrupted stints The word to emphasize there is “uninterrupted.” Interruptions include other people, outside obligations, and… yourself. If you want to get something done with your writing, it’s necessary to actually do the writing. Sounds really simple, doesn’t it? Well, that’s why it’s a really good idea to have an interest in… Continue reading 5 Heroic Ways to Improve Your Daily Word Count